"[i]ndustrialized nations, including the United States and China, account for the vast majority of carbon dioxide emissions blamed for warming the planet, but poorer countries, particularly in Africa, are the most vulnerable to its effects...."For those of you in those industrialized nations: check out our Opinio Juris colleague Roger Alford for the word on your carbon footprint and how to trim it.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Global warming stings
The Los Angeles Times reports that malaria's been making inroads into Kenyan highlands once free of the disease. A biologist placed much of the blame on global warming, stating, "It's a simple issue of mosquito biology. They are driven by temperature." As a result, 24 million Kenyans, more than half the population, are now at risk to contract the "mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite," which brings on "fever, chills, and flu-like illness." Each year malaria kills as many as half a billion people, most of them children. Experts see the new spread of the disease as further evidence that